Tuesday, June 30, 2015


photo by Loren Javier

271 people were just invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  These additions to the well over 6000 current members are a cross section of age, color, and movie genre experience.  "The academy is committed to bringing new voices into our ranks," said academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  (news story)    

Principle in the type:   "Be together. Not the same."   Android ad.

Monday, June 29, 2015


photo by Kelly Reeves

All the weekend news (confederate flag, gay marriage, convicted murderer manhunt, and more) demands attention.  (link)        But the big story?  Diddy dropped it like it's hot, at the Sunday night BET Awards.  He was just trying to rap it out and oops!   . . slipped and fell on stage.  Luckily he bounced back fine.   However, last weeks hurling of a "kettle ball at a UCLA assistant who was giving his football player son a hard time."   ---that trip up wasn't as slick.   (story link)

Principle in the type:  "The lessons we learn from patience will cultivate our character, lift our lives, and heighten our happiness."    Dieter Uchtdorf 

Friday, June 26, 2015


photo by Karunaker Rayker

Today's newsflash??    ---I had a quick mini vacation.  Yippee!!  
And you're due too if getting away feels like this:


Principle in the type:  "In all living have much fun and laughter.  Life is to be enjoyed not just endured."  Gordon B. Hinckley

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


photo by Paul Sableman

Over the last school year, kids at East Valley High School, in Spokane Washington received daily compliments courtesy of an anonymous Instagram account.  It's a heartwarming story.  "The account began reposting students’ selfies with incredibly thoughtful captions, and eventually made its way through the yearbook, sending individual shoutouts to" almost 700 students.    news story      
Anybody want to be this Instagram account owner, when you grow up?  

Principle in the type:  "There are those who wake up every morning dreading to go to school, or even to a Church activity, because they worry about how they will be treated. You have the power to change their lives for the better. ... be a builder and give them a lift. Think less of yourself and more about the power you have to assist others, even those within your own family."    Joe J. Christensen

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Actress Kristin Davis brings a spotlight to the needs of the world's refugee population through her relationship with the UN Refugee Agency.  This month she visited with Sudanese refugees in Uganda.  "It is the most beautiful and basic human exchange to be able to provide food and shelter for people who have been trapped in horrible circumstances through no fault of their own," remarked Davis.   news link               

Principle in the type:  "There is a serious need for the charity that gives attention to those who are unnoticed, hope to those who are discouraged, aid to those who are afflicted.  True charity is love in action.  The need for charity is everywhere.   Thomas S. Monson

Monday, June 22, 2015


photo by Spencer Means

"Although my grandfather and the other victims died at the hands of hate, this is proof --- everyone's plea for your soul is proof they lived in love and their legacies will live in love, so hate won't win," said Alana Simmons, who lost her grandfather, the Rev. Daniel Simmons in the Charleston, S.C. shooting.   ". . . hate doesn't win."   news link                          

Principle in the type:  "I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear."   Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Show Poppa Bear the love this weekend.  (And enjoy the sweet show below.)


Principle in the type:  "The strongest impression I have of my relationship with my father I cannot document with any event or any words I can recall. It is a feeling. Based on words and actions long since lost to mind, this feeling persists with all the clarity of perfect faith. He loved me and he was proud of me. . . . That is the kind of memory a boy can treasure, and also a man”   Dallin H. Oaks    

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Thursday, June 18, 2015


photo by Frank eng

Actor David Arquette told People Magazine (June 22, 2015 Issue), "I love the institution of marriage.  It feels good to have a ring on my finger."  Hear, hear.  

Principle in the type:  " . . . this most sacred and ennobling of all human relationships, the relationships of marriage and family."    Gordon B. Hinckley 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


photo by Angela Marie

After seven long months of silence, "the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last fall has woken up and communicated with Earth." (news link)     Scientist believe this hibernation may have ended because the craft's solar panels were finally able to soak up some sunlight as the comet approached the sun.

Principle in the type:  "Change our own circumstances rather than expecting our circumstances to be changed by someone or something else."    David A Bednar   


Monday, June 15, 2015


photo by Quinn Dombrowski

For a wild boar in a China shop?  ---wandering into a children's clothing store in Hong Kong isn't a dream afternoon.  The knocking stuff over and broken display cases made it less than a dream afternoon for the shop owners as well.  Until the tranquilizer gun arrives, it's all rather a big deal.   news story          

Principle in the type:  "There is always a storm.  There is always rain.  Some experience it.  Some live through it.  And others are made from it."     Shannon L. Alder 

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Friday, June 12, 2015


What if you were told you were drinking a healthy juice, but really it was strained Skittles water?  Haha, lol lol lol.
Are we all suckers?  Do we believe anything?  Is it human nature to dabble in these areas?  And most importantly, has this girl ever been in a kitchen before -- because she's spilling everywhere?!!
Enjoy a funny gag, that leaves you with something to think about:


Principle in the type:  "Remember, you can listen to understand, not necessarily to agree.   H. Burke Peterson  

                                                                                     Happy weekend TPT readers!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


photo by Sean

There are agencies that help special needs adults train and find solutions for independent living, travel, and work.   Destry Walker is one of those success stories.  He has worked at the same place for 20 years, and that means everything to him.  "I love my job," the 50-year old man said . . . "It's like a second home." (news story)         Good work is empowering and will always add to a person's sense of security and self-worth.

Principle in the type:  "Work is honorable.  It is good therapy for most problems.  It is the antidote for worry.  It is the equalizer for deficiency of native endowment.  Work makes it possible for the average to approach genius.  What we may lack in aptitude, we can make up for in performance."     J. Richard Clarke    


Tuesday, June 9, 2015


photo by Diana Robinson

Hopefully American Pharoah knows he's a winner, because the first Triple Crown in 37 years (news link) is nothing to sneeze at!!    ~ Go ahead, be inspired.  Pony up. 

Principle in the type:  " . . . a goal is not achieved in one glorious attempt, but rather is the result of . . . an accumulation of wise choices, even a constancy of purpose and lofty ideals."   Thomas S. Monson

Monday, June 8, 2015


photo by Dave Gates

Vanessa Hudgens told People magazine regarding her style and taste, "I'm growing up, evolving." (news story)    --- While she was referring at the moment to a less bohemian dressing style, that whole growing up thing--or at least the evolving part--is good news for anybody.  (You can "Bet On It".)        

 Principle in the type:  "You cannot travel within and stand still without." James Lane Allen 

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Friday, June 5, 2015


photo by Jon Mitchell

Note below:  Visual metaphor for life.  Does it make you think about marriage?  Work?  Family?  . . . . All of the above?   Well than, you need to be stopping and smelling the roses more often.


Principle in the type:  "Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."     Ferris Bueller

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